Land Tejas will begin construction on the Houston area’s first Crystal Lagoon later this year as the centerpiece in one of its newest developments, Balmoral.
Found in resorts and upscale residential projects throughout the world, Crystal Lagoons are environmentally friendly, clear bodies of water that use minimal chemicals and technology to maintain. The patented technology enables low water consumption and can use any type of water — sea, fresh or even brackish water — based on availability.
“We are breaking new ground in master-planned amenities with the Crystal Lagoon, which will be the first in Texas,” said Jennifer Keller, President and Chief Operating Officer of Land Tejas. “We think an amenity of this sort will be a tipping point for homebuyers seeking a lifestyle community.”
The Balmoral Crystal Lagoon will encompass two acres and offer three beaches — a Kid’s Cove with depths up to 3.5 feet, a family beach with cabanas and lounge chairs and a Serenity beach for adults.
Anchoring the lagoon will be an amenity complex offering a welcome center, clubhouse and terrace overlooking an infinity-edge pool and the Crystal Lagoon. The complex also will have a food truck courtyard, hammock park, sand volleyball court, a playground and a splash pad. A dock will accommodate kayaks and paddleboards, and a “Celebration Lawn” will host community events.
A 12-foot wide GreenBoLT trail system will allow residents to take electric golf carts, Segways and bikes to the complex.
When the Crystal Lagoon opens in 2018, it will be available for resident use Wednesdays through Sundays, with one day set aside for private events and another for cleaning.
Balmoral is a 580-acre community located a half mile north of Beltway 8 in Humble, minutes from Generation Park. Nearly 100 acres are being devoted to lakes, trails, green space and amenities. Balmoral’s first phase comprises 246 homesites, with model home construction expected to begin in May 2017.
Land Tejas has several communities opening this year, including Wedgewood Forest in Conroe and Etteridge in Humble. Model homes recently opened in another new Land Tejas development, Lago Mar in Texas City.